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Salty Dogs - Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

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  1. npod

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    I love Salty Dogs. The blend was available online a couple of weeks ago and went under the radar. Amazingly, nobody posted an "in-stock" notification for the world to see. It was like the old days: see, click, buy, no worries. Gosh I miss those days. Patience is a virtue. One block, cut in half, fits perfectly in little 2 oz Mason Jars for a long cellar slumber. I am now set for a while.

    Neal
    Posted 9 months ago #
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    Nice score.

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  3. peckinpahhombre

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    It's good stuff. I cellar it and have a fair bit. I just vacuum seal my pouches though. I hate fapping around with jars, these days. However, I did use those same jars in 2012 and 2013 to celler wessex good brick (before I had my vacuum sealer). A wessex gold brick fits perfectly into one of those jars.

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  4. npod

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    Peck,

    I've been vacuum sealing a lot lately. I was kinda concerned about doing it for Salty Dogs in their native package. How does it hold up long term? What's the longest aged bag you have opened and was the original tobacco in original pouch good to go after 2-3 years?

    BTW, I use the standard Food Saver bags. What do you use?

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  5. npod

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    I hate fapping around with jars

    I prefer to fap alone with no accessories.

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    I keep five of them to a pint jar. Bought up 20 a couple years back for one of my Weavers. Love it too!

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
    Posted 9 months ago #
  7. peckinpahhombre

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    I use a Vacmaster215 and fairly heavy guage bags. You can watch the video below of me sealing some strang. So far I am at about the 3 year mark using that sealer and it works perfect. No issues with the bags. I seal salty dog and have a bunch of condor sealed as well. I also seal those esoterica bags.

    https://vimeo.com/143542588

    Posted 9 months ago #
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    Jars can be a pain but wouldn't the lack of oxygen in vacuum sealed bags alter aging potential negatively? In my experience having some air in the container really gives a superior outcome. I guess it's also a matter of preference probably.

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    What have you done to show "some air" gives a superior outcome? You do realize that there's oxygen in the tobacco even when pressed to a great degree? Did you do side by side testing? What tobacco(s)? How long aged?

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Pricey tool, but compared to a Foodsaver's, the chamber vacuum sealer are apparently much more versatile, plus the bags are a fraction of the cost.

    I snapped up some of the Salty Dogs on your recommendation, Neal. In fact, I enjoyed some just this evening. Great stuff.

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    Finally home. Here we go, three across the bottom two on top.

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    As for the oxygen question, there are many tins that are already vacuum sealed and presumably still have some oxygen, but less than the Mccl and C&D "pringles" type tins, and those vacuum sealed tins still age gracefully. I don't see this as any different. Moreover, a light vacuum seal still leaves a bit of oxygen in the bag, in any event.

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    prefer to fap alone with no accessories.

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    I expected more from Salty Dog... more flavor, bolder. I didn't expect it to be a so very mild, hardly any flavor type of thing that it is. I made a bold purchase of 12 plugs when it first came out. I keep giving it chances, smaller cubes, trying to rub it out, pulverizing it in coffee grinders. Drying it to crunchy, trying it wet. It just really doesn't have much of any flavor for me. Most Virginia based plugs or blends have at least an acidic flavor, but this one I can barely tell is lit in the pipe. I do get stewed fruits and earthy, but it's so subtle, like if it were a movie on TV, the picture is nice and bright, but the volume has to be turned up to 100% and it is still really quiet, making you strain to hear it. But, it looks nice.

    For the price, I was really unimpressed. Wessex Gold Brick, now that one is a winner worth the price.

    Michael
    Posted 9 months ago #
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    ^^^
    Try mixing salty with Peterson 3Ps. I do that often and cube cut. That combo is a great all day smoke when I fish. I like that it’s mild to medium. Lord knows I have lots of other heavy blends in the rotation.

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    Yeh, no, I sort of like 3P's by itself. It also isn't as flavorful as I'd prefer, so mixing it down, would just make me not like it at all. I'm finicky like that.

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    It's funny how people taste things differently. I prefer SD to WGB. WGB fell a little flat and was too monotone for me.

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    You don't taste that wine-like fermentation in WGB? I get much more flavor from it. Yeh, it is odd.

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    I wasn’t impressed with Salty Dogs. It was one of the only tobaccos that I’ve tried that smoked best in a clay pipe.

    It's not my position nor want to help another man. It's his responsibility to help himself, as where he can learn to dig down deep enough to save himself. -I. Kidd
    Posted 9 months ago #
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    I may try it in a clay. About half bowl with this one, I always start wishing it at least tasted a little salty, so it would give me something to taste.

    Posted 9 months ago #
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    Plug wise, for me, Peterson's 3P is the only way to go. I bought other Plugs such as Warrior Plug, Wessex's Gold Brick, Revor Plug, Kendal Plug and even Erinmore Plug.
    Some are similar to 3P and others lack a lot of body or flavors. But not 3P. It has both, especially after a few years of aging.
    And its price is just great.

    Posted 9 months ago #
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    I don't get it. I get tons of flavour from Salty Dog. My favourite plug, just behind revor.

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    How does SD compare to Mick McQuaid’s Plug?

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  24. cosmicfolklore

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    I don't get it. I get tons of flavour from Salty Dog. My favourite plug, just behind revor.

    As usual, I probably just need to give it another chance.

    How does SD compare to Mick McQuaid’s Plug?

    Well, it definitely doesn't have the burning cardboard flavor that I find in McQuaid.

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    Looks great! I have never heard of Salty Dogs, so I read the tobaccoreviews.com reviews. The "navy plug" history is really cool. Any similar recommendations for more readily-available navy plugs? I'd like to give the style a try.

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  26. npod

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    Any similar recommendations for more readily-available navy plugs?

    Peterson 3 Ps is similar. [Note I said similar, but still different in it's own right]. I enjoy both very much. They do both scratch the same itch for me. Unfortunately, 3 Ps is now on the hard-to-find list.

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    Ok. I’ll try that again. How does SD compare to Mick McQuaid’s Plug?

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    I think mild blends appeal to specific smokers. Some I really enjoy, and others I can't taste. I do like my rum flavored aros with a sturdy if not strong base tobacco.

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    Ok. I’ll try that again. How does SD compare to Mick McQuaid’s Plug?

    I have some McQuaid plug put away but haven't smoked it in ages. I don't recall them tasting similar, though.

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    I wasn’t impressed with Salty Dogs.
    I agree.

    My favourite plug, just behind revor.
    You can have it to. Did not care for it at all. But as always, smoke what ya like,like what ya smoke. Were all different and that is why so many different blends are out there...

    "the weez"...
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    You can have it to. Did not care for it at all. But as always, smoke what ya like,like what ya smoke. Were all different and that is why so many different blends are out there...

    Not a lakelands fan, eh? lol

    Posted 9 months ago #
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    I really enjoy Salty Dogs and have a good amount put away. I found that I can fit 4 whole plugs in a pint sized mason jar. I hate having to jar stuff, but SD is worth the pain in the ass that jarring is.

    Harris
    Posted 9 months ago #
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    Ok ok, you talked me into it. Haven't tried a plug yet and SD sounds really good. 4 noggins has it if you want it.

    Tim
    Posted 9 months ago #
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    I'm interested in this one but I haven't been able to pull the trigger. I still have reservations about it - alcohol flavoured blends haven't been my thing...

    Posted 9 months ago #
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    That is one cool knife - where do I get one?

    Posted 9 months ago #
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    I liked Salty Dogs. It is a solid smoke but consistent.

    Michael
    Posted 9 months ago #

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